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Axing of the Himalayas, The

Synopsis
The forests on the hill slopes of the Himalayas are disappearing and it is no longer possible for the hill people to find enough firewood or fodder for their animals. Discusses the conflict between commercial forestry in India and local needs. Through the ‘Chipko’ movement, the hill people express their concern about forest exploitation, the erosion and landslides and the decline of traditional life. Sunderlal Bagaguna leads the movement and the programme recounts his pilgrimage to save the forests.
Series
World About Us, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
Courses on rural development, forestry, ecology and conservation.*
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
deforestation; forests; Himalayas

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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